A Summer Evening

by Geoffrey Nutter

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Winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize for Poetry

Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University

 "This is a stimulating, thoughtful, unusual work that is worthy of the accolades and prizes it is receiving."
Mike Nobles, Tulsa World

"A Summer Evening urgently and beautifully explores conflicting circular and linear sensations of time. Embodying that dismembering dichotomy in undated digital time-markers—thus refusing to indicate whether we are, at any given moment, moving forward or backward—it compels us to leap to increasingly vertigo-laden temporal assumptions that, like some fraying net, tighten to temporarily hold narrative, then rip it 'free.' One ends up in the presence of a terrifying—yet also strangely liberating—universe where one cannot tell whether one is indeed progressing on a 'journey of life' . . . or whether one is locked in some mock-time in which accountability cannot be acted upon, but in which it still presses, demanding redress. While all along, at the core, almost madly, song continues . . . ."
—Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994


Geoffrey Nutter's poems have appeared in such magazines as American Letters and Commentary, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fine Madness, Fence, The Iowa Review, Verse, Volt, and Best American Poetry 1997.
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  • Paperback Price: $16.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-885635-02-0
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Pages: 104
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Geoffrey Nutter
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-885635-02-0

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